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Title New directions in the philosophy of memory / edited by Kourken Michaelian, Dorothea Debus, and Denis Perrin
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 353 pages)
Series Routledge studies in contemporary philosophy
Routledge studies in contemporary philosophy.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; The Philosophy of Memory Today and Tomorrow: Editors' Introduction; Part I Challenges and Alternatives to the Causal Theory of Memory; 1 Beyond the Causal Theory? Fifty Years After Martin and Deutscher; 2 A Case for Procedural Causality in Episodic Recollection; 3 The Functional Character of Memory; Part II Activity and Passivity in Remembering; 4 Remembering as a Mental Action; 5 The Roots of Remembering: Radically Enactive Recollecting; 6 Handle With Care: Activity, Passivity, and the Epistemological Role of Recollective Memories
15 The Past Made Present: Mental Time Travel in Episodic Recollection; 16 Remembering Past Experiences: Episodic Memory, Semantic Memory, and the Epistemic Asymmetry; 17 On Seeming to Remember; Contributors; Index
Part III The Affective Dimension of Memory; 7 Affective Memory: A Little Help From Our Imagination; 8 Painful Memories; Part IV Memory in Groups; 9 Shared Remembering and Distributed Affect: Varieties of Psychological Interdependence; 10 Memory, Attention, and Joint Reminiscing; Part V Memory Failures: Concepts and Ethical Implications; 11 Forgetting; 12 On the Blameworthiness of Forgetting; 13 Consent Without Memory; Part VI The Content and Phenomenology of Episodic and Semantic Memory; 14 The Remembered: Understanding the Content of Episodic Memory
Summary "Although philosophers have explored memory since antiquity, recent years have seen the birth of philosophy of memory as a distinct field. This book--the first of its kind--charts emerging directions of research in the field. The book's nineteen newly-commissioned chapters develop novel theories of remembering and forgetting, analyze the phenomenology and content of memory, debate issues in the ethics and epistemology of remembering, and explore the relationship between memory and affectivity. Written by leading researchers in the philosophy of memory, the chapters collectively present an exciting vision of the future of this dynamic area of research."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Memory (Philosophy)
Memory (Philosophy)
PHILOSOPHY -- Movements -- Humanism.
Form Electronic book
Author Debus, Dorothea, 1972- editor.
Michaelian, Kourken, editor.
Perrin, Denis, 1972- editor.
ISBN 1315159597